Economic Development Week will be celebrated the week of May 6th-11th throughout the country including here in Grand Junction and Mesa County. Created by the International Economic Development Council, an organization of 5,000 professional practitioners, in 2016 the aim of this week is to draw attention to economic development and those who work diligently to…

The State of the Grand Valley luncheon which sold out in 2018, its inaugural year, is back by popular demand. The event will feature two representatives from the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, City of Fruita and Town of Palisade discussing the opportunities and challenges facing our communities in 2019. Make plans to join…

At our board meeting this month, as we were reviewing the progress made on our business plan in the first quarter of 2019, I was struck as to how diverse our value proposition is to our members. Yes, we talked about our workforce development programming, spent considerable time on our local and state advocacy efforts…

In the data driven world we all live in, numbers matter. Here at the Chamber we often focus on how many members we have, how many companies we have visited, how many legislative bills we’ve taken positions on, how many people attended last month’s Business After Hours. But some things simply can’t be measured. How…

                        With three of the seven seats on the Grand Junction City Council up for election this spring and no incumbents running there is no doubt that the body will look very different after April 2nd. And decisions made by the Council, from planning…

In early January Chamber members were invited to provide feedback to the Chamber board as they considered two sales tax questions that were tentatively slated for the Spring City of Grand Junction election and over 300 of you responded. One of those questions that was referred to the ballot is asking voters to fund a…

There is a lot on the line in the upcoming Grand Junction City Council election with six proposed city ballot proposals and three open council seats. That is why the Chamber’s Quarterly Membership luncheon on Monday, March 11th, presented by Venture Advocates, will feature a City Council Candidate Forum and offer information about the ballot…

The 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly began on January 4th and will continue through May 3rd. Governor Polis has proposed an ambitious plan that includes all day kindergarten, universal health insurance and initiatives to curb the effects of climate change. The legislature has already introduced a number of bills to address health care…

The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce facilitated a round table discussion among it’s members and non-members in the arena of Transportation Impact Fees (TIF) on new development. The discussion was brought to our attention by the Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and City of Grand Junction. A lively conversation ensued and many varying opinions were…

  Just as many of you take the time at year end to analyze your business and plan for improvements in the new year, the Chamber Board of Directors did a deep dive based on member feed back of what we do well, what we need to do better and how to offer real value for the investment you…

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